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Atlanta Falcons vs New England Patriots

Sunday Night time Soccer contains a blockbuster Tremendous Bowl rematch between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons. The final time they met, Tom Brady engineered the largest comeback in Tremendous Bowl historical past.
The Patriots are three-point favorites, practically the identical unfold because the opening line of Tremendous Bowl LI.
The Over-Beneath, or whole variety of factors Vegas thinks shall be scored, stands at 56.5, up three factors from an open of 53.5. It is the best whole of the week.
Earlier than you make any bets on Falcons-Patriots, you may need to hear what SportsLine Senior Analyst Larry Hartstein has to say.
In Week 2 on Sunday Night time Soccer, he laid 2.5 factors with the Falcons in opposition to the visiting Packers. The outcome: Falcons 34, Packers 23, a straightforward money. Amazingly, it was his ninth straight successful decide for or in opposition to the Falcons.
A part of his success: Hartstein was a sportswriter primarily based in Atlanta for 15 years. He has his pulse on the group.
Now, he is going for 10 Falcons wins in a row on Sunday night time, and he is sharing his decide over at SportsLine.
Hartstein is aware of the Patriots are fifth in scoring at 28.7 factors per sport and have scored no less than 30 in half their video games. Brady is within the prime three within the NFL in passing yards (1,959), touchdowns (13), passer score (106.9), and completions (153). He has solely thrown two picks, main the Patriots to 4 wins of their final 5 video games.
Extensive receiver Chris Hogan is third within the league receiving touchdowns (5) and operating again James White is fourth in yards after the catch with 201. Rob Gronkowski, regardless of lacking a sport, has 4 touchdowns, tied for first amongst tight ends.
SportsLine's superior projection mannequin says Brady will proceed to roll on Sunday Night time Soccer, throwing for nearly 300 yards and no less than two touchdowns. And search for Gronkowski to search out the tip zone.
However simply because the Patriots are an offensive juggernaut doesn't suggest the champs will cowl, particularly in prime time in opposition to a high-powered offense.
Hartstein is aware of the Falcons are 12th in factors per sport at 24.2 and sixth in passing yards at 257.eight. And the Patriots have been abysmal defensively. They're permitting a league-high 6.6 yards per play; the offensively challenged Jets may have put up 24 factors in opposition to New England in Week 6 if not for an odd end-zone ruling on Austin Seferian-Jenkins' obvious landing.
SportsLine's mannequin is asking for Falcons QB Matt Ryan to prime 300 yards and for WR Julio Jones to go over 100 for the second time this season.
Hartstein is leaning towards the Beneath on Sunday night time, however what in regards to the unfold, which he has made his title selecting?
He is aware of there's an enormous x-factor that finally determines the point-spread winner for Falcons-Patriots. And he is sharing it over at SportsLine.
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